Creating New Possibilities

Our Story


Jeffrey Gick, President

Before founding Optimum Technologies in 2015, Jeff worked at Hughes Space & Communications and Orbital Sciences Corporation. He has extensive engineering, program management, and business capture experience. While at Orbital, Jeff was the AFRL ANGELS PM, the NTS-3 proposal capture lead, and the PM for a space-based M-code GPS receiver. He has 30+ years of satellite and aerospace development experience and holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University (1985).

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John Hildebrand, Vice President

Before co-founding Optimum Technologies in 2015, John previously worked at Lockheed Martin, United Space Alliance, and Orbital Sciences Corporation. While at Orbital, John was the Orion Launch Abort System DPM and the USAF GSSAP DPM. He has 30+ years of satellite and aerospace development experience in both the commercial and government sectors. John holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University (1987) and an MS in Systems Engineering from George Washington University (2008).

Our People

We pride ourselves in retaining top-tier employees to provide optimum support to our clients.

Our team includes space industry experts specializing in full lifecycle support; from the initial proposal to final disposal. Our employees bring experience in:

  • Large Procurement Captures and Contract Acquisition

  • Expert Technical Program Management

  • Aerospace, Systems, and Mechanical Engineering

  • Test and Integration

  • Fault and Data Management

  • Robotic Servicing

  • Security and Classified Management

  • NASA, DOD, and Commercial Contracts


Featured Employee for June:


Marcy Taylor, Senior Program Director

Marcy started her career with Fairchild Space Company as a Parts Engineer supporting NASA and avionics programs. Her career progressed to becoming a Senior Program Director, leading NASA, commercial space/avionics and DoD programs, as well as studies to successful completion, consistently meeting technical, cost and schedule goals. In addition, Marcy has led or supported numerous proposal efforts, often resulting in awards. She joined Optimum Technologies LLC in April 2018, bringing 36 years of experience. Marcy applies her program management skillset to build excellent teams and effectively communicate across all organizational levels, resulting in strong business relationships. In addition to providing expert Program Management leadership, she also provides Systems Engineering support. Marcy has a BA in Chemistry and an MBA, both from Hood College.